Eligibility to Participate
Because there is only one Commencement ceremony per year, students are eligible to participate in the May 2016 Commencement ceremony if any of the following apply:
- Received an MA or MDiv degree in August 2015 and DID NOT participate in the May 2015 ceremony
- Received an MA or MDiv in December 2015
- Completed all master's degree requirements by May 9, 2016, at 5 p.m.
- Have one remaining requirement for a master's degree (e.g., one course and/or a project) and plan to complete this requirement during summer 2016
*Students finishing their studies in the summer may participate in the May 2016 ceremony, but their degrees will be formally conferred as of August 2016, after they have completed all degree requirements. For more information on graduation and diplomas, visit Registration & Records.